Kansas Hall of Fame to induct White, others

Posted May 24, 2012

Our most famous Kansas journalist, William Allen White, will be inducted into the Kansas Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Friday, June 15, in Topeka.

White will be joined in the Hall's Class of 2012 by actor Ed Asner; former Sen. Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker; the late Alfred M. Landon, former governor and presidential candidate in 1936; George Washington Carver, botanist and inventor; Cyrus K. Holliday, entrepreneur; and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.

Master of Ceremonies will be PBS journalist Jim Lehrer. The schedule includes cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and program at 8 p.m.

All benefits will go to benefit the Great Overland Station Museum, 701 N. Kansas Ave., All Veterans Memorial and the Corridor of Flags.

For ticket information, call 785-232-5533 or visit www.greatoverlandstation.com. Tickets are $150 each and tables are available for sponsorship beginning at $2,500 each.

A press conference is scheduled at 2 p.m. on June 15 for media representatives to interview attendees.

The initial class of laureates in 2011 included President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Vice President Charles Curtis, Sen. Bob Dole, Gen. Richard B. Myers, Dan and Frank Carney (founders of Pizza Hut), Amelia Earhart and Marshall Matt Dillon (played by actor James Arness on "Gunsmoke.")